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Jan 23, 2013 11:30am PST
the state and federal laws. the extra money came in from top earner whose received bonuses and dividend payments at the end of december. >> tomorrow morning, the governor will deliver the state of the state address and we will bring it to you live at 9:00 a.m. right here on abc7. >> deployment postponed for dozens of air national guard with the departure of 129 rescue changed to friday with 75 citizen airmen will be headed to afghanistan and africa, providing combat search-and-rescue support to our troops in the region. >> two lucky 49er fans won a lottery ticket to new orleans and one has a baby on board. we are joined new the near 49er stadium in santa clara this is a dream come true for those that require a doctor's note? >> exactly. two the way. she learned she won the lottery for super bowl, the mom's first call was to her doctor. >> they called and said, you won 49er tickets for the super bowl. okay, okay, i thought, this is a prank call or something. >> she thought it was a joke when the 49ers called to say she was one of the lucky season ticket holders to win seats to t
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Jan 17, 2013 4:30am PST
, less research, and more students accepted from community colleges. >> san francisco's law banning public nudity goes into effect but today it is challenged in federal court. a lawsuit filed by four in november seeks an injunction based on constitutional rights. the city attorney will argue on behalf of the ordinance in the district court in san francisco. the attorney arguing for the plaintiffs wants it to apply to all nude its not just the four that filed suit. >> notre dame could hold a news conference today on the shocking story of the national college football star who claims he was a victim of a terrible hoax. grieving the death of his girlfriend exposed as a hoax. an investigation is underway whether teo is the victim or the massacre mind. all american linebacker and heisman trophy finalist he gained national sympathy and attention when his grandmother died and on the same day so did an alleged girlfriend from leukemia. now a website has uncovered that no such young woman existed. he admits the relationship was online and by phone and claims he was duped by someone using sto
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00am PST
students accepted from the california community colleges. >> san francisco law banning public nudity goes into effect next month and is challenged today in federal court. a lawsuit filed by four nudists in november seeks an injunction based on constitutional rights. city attorney will argue on behalf of the ordinance at the u.s. district court in san francisco. the attorney arguing for the plaintiff wants it to apply to ought nudists not just the four that filed suit. >> notre dame officials could hold a news conference on the shocking story of the national college football star who claim tons the victim of a terrible hoax. an investigation is underway whether manti te'o is the victim or mastermind. he gained national sympathy and attention when in september his grandmother died and on same day, so did his girlfriend, allegedly, of leukemia. now a when has uncovered that there was no such young woman. manti te'o says the relationship was online and claims he was duped by someone using stolen pictures of a woman who says she doesn't even know manti te'o. >> this was an elaborate, very
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
concerns expangs could hinder department ability to enforce city laws. deputy chief takes over as interim chief while officials try to fill the position permanently. >> san francisco waiting for the results of an investigation into police misconduct. stemming from these surveillance videos from 2011 in which officers entered hotel rooms without warrants, sometimes, stealing items. as a result prosecutors had to drop hundreds of cases. >> if we have officers who are violating the law and constitutional rights weerk at risk n a free society have you to have the police officers falling -- following the law. >> last summer, he issued a training memo to officer autos the head of the university of california system is stepping down. he did not elaborate on when what those are. the board is expected to create a committee to search for the replacement. the 68-year-old says he plans to return to uc berkeley to teach law. >> more students applying for add min mission to university of california. nearly 175,000 students applied for admission to the system for fall, 2013 an increase of 8.6%. and la t
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Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
start angering people more. >> last time they had a gun control law was 1997, banning small handguns known as saturday night specials i was found to be conflicting with state law. >> thank you. later tonight abc 7 news political reporter mark math use will have local reaction outlined today at the white house, stay tuned for that later on in the hour in, marin county, the district attorney now says it may not have enough money to pay the people who turned in their weapons during that four-county buy back program yesterday. officials handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers but only raised 43,000s ndz cash to cover them. the total of 827 weapons were turned in. and another buy back is set for monday. it's currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the san rafael and mill valley police departments but don't expect to get cash this time. for turning in the gun. >> we're used to seeing screeners in our nation airports but today a special unit made a stop in a train station in the east bay. it's a story you'll see only on abc 7 news. laura anthony sl live tonight. laura? >> hi, car
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00am PST
of containing crowds for the judgment embryo tron have been nixed by the nfl law. >> big decision. we will respect it. i would love to have that opportunity because it could help us center the celebrations but we will keep the city safe. >> we will ensure we use the right type of buses. we will not have electric buses but we will have the diesel buses that can maneuver around the crowds and be re-directed. >> what about the victory parade in the last time the niners won in 1995 there was a blow out party. it is custom. as far as the planning for this year, the mayor says it is too early and we will discuss that a little bit later. city hall says they want all the trash in the downtown area picked up on super bowl sunday to prevent fours and as far as street closings go, there are a lot of them the day before the super bowl on saturday, probably in the downtown area all in the name of safety and security. >> abc7 news has an entire team headed to the super bowl, sports director larry beil and former 49er super bowl player, mike shumann, will be there, wearing his own super bowl rin
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Jan 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
president since 2008 planning to return to teaching law in uc berkeley. >> today is the last day of the job for san jose police chief chris moore. the 25 year veteran led the police department for two years. his tenure saw a rise in crime, budget cuts and growing morale problems. >> nathan burress, convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her friend in the toll plaza was sentenced to death today. burress shot and killed deborah ross and maurice chucky everett at the toll plaza in 2009. during the sentencing burress says it doesn't matter because california legal battles over the death penalty make the execution unlikely. >> a man released from president yochb ak convicted for two murders years ago is accused now of killing his mother. he faced a judge and murder charges again, today. >> convicted double murderer and former death row inmate pled not guilty to killing1 çñ >>> prurters accused him of buying her a 73-year-old lexus. it left the victim bankrupt and heart broken. investigators say she apparently used some nonpay off the victim in another criminal case. >> overseas now new
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
like anyone uls els under the law. if we're truly created equal the love for one another must be equal as well. >> the head of the national center for lesbian rights said she was close to tear autos we felt we weren't in a back room maybe he'll talk to fuss no one is watching. >> the impact on republican who's fear any compromise to lead to a challenge from within their own ranks. saying change will depend less on president and democrats and more on moderate republican autos jeb bushes of the republican party, lamar alexander, on the podium with the president today. >> murphy says he's seeing signs the deep freeze may be thawing. >> there is a sort of thing of hey we try that had and it didn't work. and maybe we want to win. >> the director of the leo mccarthy center said he was at a conference where jeb bush was challenge bid a mer conservative republican from utah saying the push back is polite, but pointed. >> thank you. >> you bet. >> many of you watched this morning but for many americans more than ever brrk television was one of two screens they were watching. more of the g
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00pm PST
more than a billion dollars. >> the law caught up with a suspected hit and run driver who skipped out on a court appearance two years ago. he was reentering the country from the philippines. plea police say he was driving a car that floon a motorcyclist in january, 2011 and kept going. the motorcyclist was killed. he had a million dollar bench warrant, now, knees custody. >> the driver of a car being chased by the alameda county sheriff's department crashed into at least two other cars. investigators not saying whether anyone was injured. we do understand one person was arrested at the scene. these are pictures from sky 7 hd. a number of other suspects apparently ran after the crash. police are still trying to find them right now. and quite a scare for shoppers in vallejo, police say a senior citizen lost control of the car and drove it into the store this afternoon. you can seat black car that slashed from sky 7. police say the driver and passenger were shaken up, but not hurt. we're learning about a home invasion murder of a wealthy south bay businessman. the common thread that bind
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
obama is saying the principled way did make children safe is to make law will citizens his safe. and violent criminals more safe. >> he hazy -- made the comments last night in reno. >> british prime minister is promising britain a vote on whether the country should stay in the european union. he made the announcement today in london saying while he personally supports staying in the union, they must decide on the country's destiny. membership has been controversial in britain. the u.s. has been vocal about britain daying in the union. "new york times" reports that president obama and prime minister cameron talked about the issue on the phone a week ago. >> time for a check on the forecast. mike? >> checking out tweets and cold weather in new york, so cold the rails are snapping because of the tension induced by the coldness shrinking the rails. this cold air is bypassing us. the rockies protected us from the cold air spilling to us. we have had our fair share of cold air the last ten days with forecast each morning. this morning? not so were. clouds but in rain. from the southeast to
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Jan 20, 2013 5:00am PST
? >> it is absolutely just as tight. there will be 13,000 military and law enforcement officials here scattered among the crowds. there will be some plane clothed officers, bomb sniffing calls and there will be s.w.a.t. teams located in key positions along the parade route. there will be surveillance monitoring everybody here. there is no significant credible threat but law enforcement is not takenning any chances. >> they can't afford to do that. we look forward it talking to you in the next hour. coming up on a special edition of "this week" david ploufe looks ahead to president obama's second term and. co-chair eva longoria previews the celebrations. you can see the whole picture this morning at 8:00 on "this week" with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the excitement here in the bay area has to do with the 49ers game. abc7 news sports anchor mike shumann is in atlanta for today's big g
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Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
the gun control laws has many gun owners concerned spurring sales of some weapons that will be banned. the jackson arm shooting range and shop in south san francisco has seen 300 percent jump in sales sin the sandy hook elementary school tragedy. after the president's call if tighter gun control, they expect demand to continue. each gun store in the bear area is out of a popular assault rifle. >> this is a special brand, a california legal. if we had one it would be gone in a minute. >> ammunition is getting if short supply with many manufacturers out of stock and deliveries are six months to a year out. >> if marin county the district attorney says you may not have enough money to pay the people who turned in their weapons during a four-county "buy back" program. officials handed out $70,000 worth of vouchers on tuesday but only raised $43,000 to cough that and a total of 827 weapons were turned in and another buy back is set for monday. currently it is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the san rafael and mill valley police department but do not expect to get any cash this
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
upper 50's to low 60's. you know where the wet weather is. eric? >> a controversial law enforcement expert is now officially a consultant to the oakland police department. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours of the morning. >> it was not close vote. the council voted 7-1 in favor of bringing william bratton to oakland. before the vote, the city council got an earful. the public comment session started at 10:00. they did not vote until 2:30 this morning. bratton is controversial because he supported "stop and frisk" tactic. some worry that leads to racial profiling. supporters say bratton improved new york and los angeles when he worked in those cities. oakland needs his help. >> crime went down in los angeles and he helped to get minority people working. the complaint levels went down in that city. it was a change for the good and for the better. >> you keep pouring money into people from identified of our community to solve the problems of violence in our community. violence is a language of the unheard so you need to start l
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Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
rain, alaska avenue. as we pan around the bay area from san francisco down the paw finishes law -- the peninsula, san mateo, redwood city, wet around belmont and 42nd avenue and foster city across the san mateo bridge. as we check out the east bay, lighter rainfall toward hayward, union city, fremont. in san jose we are seeing some rain at this hour. getting you down to street level. hills dale avenue and highway 101. san jose .01 and san francisco .13. getting toward mount saint helena and we received .59 of an inch of rain. as you head out the door, make sure you have your umbrella and raincoats and make sure you give yourself extra time. a detailed look at tomorrow and the weekend coming up. carolyn? >> we will see you shortly. >> secret meetings are being held about the chandra murder case. she was an inturn murdered -- she was an intern murdered a decade ago. it seems the conviction could be in jeopardy. ama dates sat down and she has their reaction to this mysterious meeting. >> federal prosecutors told robert and susan levey about the secret hearings, but they wouldn't sa
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Jan 23, 2013 1:05am PST
center of the debate, a high profile law man the city wants to hire to help fight crime. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. cop in los angeles and new now they are deciding whether they should hire him as a police consultant. alan wang is now live. he is certainly continue controversial. >> yes, the council addressing this an hour ago. but they had 150 speakers and they are prepared to go until 2:00 a.m. the council will be voting on whether or not to hire an over all -- an over all police consulting team that includes william bratten. about 20 police officers were called in to deal with a large group of people who do not want the city to hire high-profile police consultant. his zero tolerance police strategies have been controversial in other cities where he has worked. they say it gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling and harassment. one man said his recent experience is typical. >> a police officer told me why am i sitting on my neighbor's stairs? i said because this is my neighbor's stairs. >> they left leaving a contingent of 10 local past
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Jan 23, 2013 11:00am PST
due to tax changes at the state and federal laws. the extra money came in from top earner whose received bonuses and dividend payments at the end of december. >> tomorrow morning, the governor will deliver the state of the state address and we will bring it to you live at 9:00 a.m. right here on abc7. >> deployment postponed for dozens of air national guard with the departure of 129 rescue changed to friday with 75 citizen airmen will be headed to afghanistan and africa, providing combat search-and-rescue support to our troops in the region. >> two lucky 49er fans won a lottery ticket to new orleans and one has a baby on board. we are joined new the near 49er stadium in santa clara this is a dream come true for those that require a doctor's note? >> exactly. two fans and one on the way. she learned she won the lottery for super bowl, the mom's first call was to her doctor. >> they called and said, you won 49er tickets for the super bowl. okay, okay, i thought, this is a prank call or something. >> she thought it was a joke when the 49ers called to say she was one of the lucky se
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
voters for passing the tax measure but warned law makers not to get callous. >> it's cruel to expand programs only to cut them back when funding disappears this isn't progress. it's an illusion. stop and go, boom and bust. we're not going back there. >> republicans say the speech hit the right note. >> talked about a rainy day fund and fewer bills, smaller government. talked about tuition freeze and reforms, those are ideas we've put out there. will reality of seven years from now match tret trick of today? >> he call forward a special session on health care so california can get affordable care act started by saturday. >> the national transportation safety board has made some discoveries in the batteries of boeing dream liner that's caught fire. the incident happened january 7th in boston. investigators call the damage severe adding fire damaged structures. the battery had a short circuit and uncontrolled reaction. investigators aren't sure which came first. al-nippon airways cancelled all dream liner flights this month. >> coming up a big hint from southwest airlines carrier
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
personnel and law enforcement resources. also part of a strategy that oakland police chief will introduce. the chief is is headed by bob waserman mentioning aproveal is one of only four given the green light last night. the council funding an additional police academy. the highering of 20 technicians for field duty was approved. you're likely to see approval to hire sheriff deputies for violent suppression efforts. it's important to mex mention that city leaders were clear that chief brat onwill not attend community meetings. he's only one man on a five-person team of crime-fighting consultants. >> thank you. >> developing news in el-cerrito. two people were shot on a popular path about three hours ago. witnesses say shooters were young men wearing dark hooded sweat shirts two. schools went on lock down. no word yet on the victim condition. police investigating the city's second homicide of the year. a woman shot and killed in the 2600 block this afternoon. you're looking at video of the scene. police say they're trying to piece together what happened here. >> that victim was transported
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Jan 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
slammed into a wall in utah. no financialal terms exposed. remaining law firm not affected by the settlement today. last month toyota agreed to pay more than 1 billion dollars to resolve hundreds of lawsuits involving economic loss from toyota owners. >> activist went to federal court to try to over turn san francisco ban on public nudity. opponent of that ban are asking federal judge to block the law from going in effect on february 1st. the city wants the case threaten out. attorneys republicing the city say the ban is a matter of public health. nudist attorney says it's a violation of free speech. >> this is part of the political speech. they view trying to add vo skate clothing operational lifestyle. >> there is concerns about the harm that people feel when they are exposed to nudity unwillingly. >>reporter: no decision was made today. judge said that he will issue a written ruling before the end of the moychlt late tonight bar passengers face delay for next few week. agency doing retrofit work in the tube and people traveling after 10:00 p.m. will experience delay because onl
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
else under the law. [applause]. >> president obama has been criticized by gay rights activist in the past for moving too slowly with policy changes. today human rights groups laud the president for the strong stand on gay rights. >> he has been criticized in the past. again. for those but today was of course also a celebration. after the president finish his speech and first lady michelle walked down constitution avenue to cheer the crowd. daughter sasha and malia joined them in a special viewing area where they snapped photo and danced a little as bands marched past. >> come here and talk about the weather forecast. another nice day around the bay area. spencer is in for sandhya tonight. >> look at the first weather forecast here starting with live doppler 7 hd. more cloud cover now than we had earlier that may keep temperatures from dropping quit so low than earlier thought. right now temperature readings of 37 in novato and chilly in few spots. 13 santa rosa and livermore and we have 40's right around the bay but as we look ahead to our morning low instead of numerous readings in
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Jan 19, 2013 11:30pm EST
laws would prevent tragedies like the ones in connecticut or colorado. >> easy bank councilman marion barry is making new allegations about the night he was arrested 23 years ago. he claims the fbi tried to kill him. he believes the fbi surprised his ex-girlfriend with tainted crack cocaine, there was an emt stand by on -- on standby at the hotel where he was arrested. >> police in prince william county are looking for two men they say shot a woman. christopher and douglas tolliver shot the victim multiple times while she sucked in her home monday morning. they say they knew the victim and both have criminal histories, including gun and drug charges. >> the sheriff's office has released a composite sketch after a crime on wednesday. this is who grabbed a 13-year- old girl as she was walking to her bus stop. he tried to force the girl into a van that had two other men inside. she escaped and ran home. investigators are reviewing surveillance video from school buses in the inverted. >> in austria a trial for anne arundel county executive is underway. he is accused of using police for a
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Jan 16, 2013 4:00pm PST
gun control laws. school children wrote to him with suggestions including an 11-year-old. >> she says i know laws have to be passed by congress but i beg you to try very hardéfcs. >> the conzbres reluctant to pass comprehensive gun controls. he signed 23 action that's include providing more federal money but added these are just first steps. >> congress, too, must act. and congress must acfgs÷, soon. >> what the president wants is a universal background check for gun purchases, a limit how many a clip can hold and a ban on military style assault weapons, advocates are gearing up for battle in a new video, the rifle association goes after the president, personally. >> slammed being skeptical of having armed guards in schools, his daughters are required secret service protection. julia believes her voice and those of children around the country can bring change to stop the violence. >> lawmakers are skeptical of the plan, and some democrats in the senate said they're uncomfortable with what the president is asking. coming up at 6:00 we'll hear from house democratic leader nancy p
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Jan 19, 2013 6:00am PST
. he plans to return to teaching law at u.c. berkeley. he said the prior 18 months brought a state of taxing health issues. though these challenges have been largely overcome, i feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for 2013 marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend the university of california next fall. that's a 10.7% increase over last fall. the largest increase is at uc santa cruz with a 16.9% jump in freshmen applicants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest increase at 9.7%. it is 5:36. -- jack donated an nintendo wii to the burn unit. he got help from the burn foundation which facilitated the fundraising. the 13-year-old said the wii can help burn victims recover from their injuries. >> it helps them stretch and recover from -- if they don't stretch they can cringe up and it's not good. so this helps them have fun and also recover at the same time. >> jack raised more than $1,500.00 to buy the wii and other items. he said he came up
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Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm PST
gonzalez. itthe last time the warriors won i was taking a math media law and ethics test. yes i was in college. i do not remember the grade. probably an "a." the first quarter and pick and roll precision. the splitter with the finish and the warriors lead by 10 in the first. gary neil closes the gap and gets a three at the buzzer and move to the third quarter. david lee with the two handed flush. he had 22 and he started in place of curry once again. show right, go left. 20 points and 10 assists for jack. too much of the big fundamental. two of his 24. and tony parker doing what he does best and flashing and scoring. 28 straight losses in san antonio. the hoops are welcome and number six stanford hosting ucla. the 42nd career double-double and 25 points and 13 rebounds and cardinals 75-49. this abc7 sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. >> and we will continue to see more of this weekend on what happens with the crabtree situation. the legal process is most importantly, and then secondly how does it affect the game? >> because i think there is no access to these guys to
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Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
the man into today. shining lasers at pilots is a serious offense punishable by federal law. >> the oakland city council will consider approving the contract of a controversial high profile police consultant, a former los angeles and new york police chief, will be paid $250,000 to turn around oakland's crime wave. tempers flared last week when protesters showed up to voice concerns of possible available profiling. he favors "stop and frisk" where police can stop anyone they feel is suspicious. the oakland city council is scheduled to take up the issue tonight at 6:30. >> in san francisco the use of tasers is the main focus of a community meeting. the san francisco police department is the only agency in the bay area that does not use stun guns. the chief wants to launch a pilot program to equip officers to dole with mentally ill after a police shooting last summer triggered this when a man attack add co-worker with a box cutter. the community forum is at 6:00 at the hamilton recreational center. repairs begin on the bay bridge bumper damaged in an oil tanker crash this month. abc7 n
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Jan 17, 2013 1:05am PST
asking for the nation's help. he has proposed sweeping reforms to the nation's gun control laws and he wants congress to act. they say they want americans to apply pressure to lawmakers. >> ask what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get an a-grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> here are a few of the president's proposed measures that need awful pro. required background checks for all gun sales even gun shows, a ban of military-assault-style weapons and magazines. there are things such as improving the standards for background checks and adding public school security and funding mental health care. >> while the debate starts to rage in washington tonight, just the fear that some weapons will be banned is spurring gun sales across the bay area and the country. there is even talk of a gun and ammo shortage. alan wang visited a gun store where weapons are literally flying off the shelves. >> the gun shop has seen a 300% jump in sales since the sandy hook tragedy. since the cal
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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
. the speaker calls the finding disturbing and plans to investigate because it may violate state law. >> coming up on the news at 5:00 it's a change in continents. where california's fastest growing immigrants ever now coming from. >> subway coming up short on foot long customers. customers get an explanation from the company tonight. >> hi there everyone. temperatures in the 60s. tomorrow, we're talking some locations in the 70s. the accu-weather forecast is coming up. >> the bay area's sun saigsal exhibit with explosive images from space. really, remarkable stuff. sfwus. >>> look at this. a good samaritan jumps into action when an suv lands into a swimming pool. after chasing through a fence she got trapped in a pool. a man helped her out of the suv before it sank. police say he saved her life. >> number of asians imgreating to california is two times greater than those from south america. the data show that's in 2011, 57% of new immigrants were from yaish compared to 22% from latin america that. is a shift from a decade ago when 37% were from asia, and 42% from latin america. prim
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Jan 19, 2013 1:05am PST
wonder, tony gonzalez. itthe last time the warriors won i was taking a math media law and ethics test. yes i was ini do not remember t. i do not remember the grade. probably an "a." the first quarter and pick and roll precision. the splitter with the finish and the warriors lead by 10 in the first. gary neil closes the gap and gets a three at the buzzer and move to the third quarter. david lee with the two handed flush. he had 22 and he started in place of curry once again. show right, go left. 20 points and 10 assists for jack. too much of the big fundamental. two of his 24. and tony parker doing what he does best and flashing and scoring. 28 straight losses in san antonio. the hoops are welcome and number six stanford hosting ucla. the 42nd career double-double and 25 points and 13 rebounds and cardinals 75-49. this abc7 sports report is brought to you by river rock casino. >> and we will continue to see more of this weekend on what happens with the crabtree situation. the legal process is most importantly, and then secondly how does it affect the game? >> because i think there
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
be joined by law enforcement and gun safety and gun violence groups. >> u.s. house agreed to raise the debt limits. that means the government can continue making payments on its loans and not default but the will only extends the limit for three months. it also includes a provision that docks the pay of lawmaker autos new proposed legislation cracking down on so called s.w.a.t.ing prank going on in southern california. celebrities have been targets of the fake 911 calls that are reporting serious emergencies. chris brown was the subject of a s.w.a.t.ing hoax. they call it s.w.a.t.ing because the s.w.a.t. team usually responds. the state senator says he hopes the measure will put an end to the s.w.a.t.ing. >> it will increase penalties on false september 11th calls by making it easier to prosecute a felony and hold perpetrator responsible for costs of the false call. >> no hearing date has been set yet. >> prince hairy back in the united kingdom today. we have new video to show you of his plane touching down this morning. now he's returned he says he wants to balance being a pilot a
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
. opponents went to court yesterday and asked the judge to block the law from going into effect on february 1st but the city wants the case then out. attorneys representing the city say the ban is a matter of public health and nudists say it is a violation of free speech. a written ruling is expected before the end of the month. >> next we have traffic and weather together on the only news and a like look outside here at the bay bridge toll plaza with traffic starting to back medium here. we do have a bill problem southbound 280 south of 92 and sue hall will have that and our meteorologist, mike naturally, will talk about the "spare the air" day. >> man walks in to an apartment store -- into a department start with >> it is a friday morning. we have been tracking the fog and it has been thickest in santa rosa. and again this morning. and we could have block ice there because it is below freezing. everyone is in the mid-to-upper 30's to 40's in san francisco and novato. those are the latest temperatures. this afternoon we have sunshine and hazy because of the pollution. it is "spare
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
inauguration was a law gist cal nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in the tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there was extensive signs and we have social media sites you can follow. >> this year there is even an app for that. it picks up where you are, and it tells you from where the viewing screens are to where the nearby events are and telling me i am right on the parade route. >> along the 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t teams out in full force. >> and that was cecilia vega reporting. our coverage continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we will start at 6:30. >>> veteran abc news woman barbara walters is recovering tonight after being injured during a fall at an ingnawing raying -- inauguration party. the 83-year-old fell in washington, d.c. and cut her forehead. a spokesman says out of an abundance of caution walters wept to hospital for -- went to
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
law gist cal nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in the tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there was extensive signs and we have social media sites you can follow. >> this year there is even an app for that. it picks up where you are, and it tells you from where the viewing screens are to where the nearby events are and telling me i am right on the parade route. >> along the 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t teams out in full force. >> and that was cecilia vega reporting. our coverage continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we will start at 6:30. >>> veteran abc news woman barbara walters is recovering tonight after being injured during a fall at an ingnawing raying -- inauguration party. the 83-year-old fell in washington, d.c. and cut her forehead. a spokesman says out of an abundance of caution walters wept to hospital for -- went to hospital
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Jan 19, 2013 8:00am PST
law at u.c. berkeley. in a written statement he said the prior 18 months brought a spate of taxing health issues though the challenges have been largely overcome, it's time to make a change in my profl lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for the 2013 ool year marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend a university of california school next fall. that is a 10.7% increase over last fall. largest increase is at u.c. santa cruz with 16.9% jump for applicants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest with 9.7%. >> a 13-year-old boy scout is teaching up with san jose firefighters to help make a difference for burn victims. yesterday afternoon, he donated a nintendo wii and other supplies to the valley medical center burn unit. he received help from the foundation that facilitated it. >> to recover from a fatal, this helps them have sun and recover at the same time. >> jack raised more than $1500 to buy the stuff. he says he came up with the idea for the scouting project because his mother is a n
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
allies are dampening expectations on key components of the law. rules that the ban on assault weapons. >> here in california new legislation is been announced to protect the try pri vassy of citizen who's choose to legally own a firearm after a journalist published names and addresses of thousands of new yorker was gun permits. nanette? >> well, california already has an assault weapons ban and a 10 round limit on ammunition. state lawmakers here want to do more.c >> we're lightntnuç years ahead. >> the brady campaign considers california having the toughest laws in the country. still, the newtown, connecticut massacre is prompting lawmakers to propose measure goesing further than the president's package of reforms. state senator wants california to do background checks on people before they buy ammunition and require a perm dwroit proceed with the sale. >> ammunition is the fuel that eedz feeds violence in the neighborhoods. >> a new proposal seeks to shield address and phone numbers of californians carrying concealed weapons, law enforcement would still have access to the informati
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Jan 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
crime spree. >> when someone takes the law into their own hands. he had an illegal gun and killed a man, a father of five children. took my son away from me. >> there is a report the family scuffled outside of the courtroom but by the time deputy arrived it was over. >> one week after confessing to killing his mother, former death row inmate ask double murderer dennis stanworth was back before a judge today to enter a plea. >> one week after he confessed to killing his mother in an emotional outburst, former death row instatemate stayed mostly quiet this, time, the 70-year-old entered a not guilty plea plae to the murder of nellie stanworth in his home. last week he said he was guilty. >> right. >> it's a standard plea in any case so that is what he entered today. >> in the a surprise? >> no. no. >> this prosecutor says nellie stanworth was likely killed in early november. saying the autopsy revealed it was murder. saying it did not appear his wife knew about the death though the body had been on the property sometime. stanworth spent seven years on death row for killing two teenage
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Jan 22, 2013 1:05am PST
until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyelsn else under the law. [applause]. >> president obama has been criticized by gay rights activist in the past for moving too slowly with policy changes. today human rights groups laud the president for the strong stand on gay rights. >> he has been criticized in the past. again. for those but today was of course also a celebration. after the president finish his speech and first lady michelle walked down constitution avenue to cheer the crowd. daughter sasha and malia joined them in a special viewing area where they snapped photo and danced a little as bands marched>> past. >> come here and talk about the weather forecast. another nice day around the bay area. spencer is in for sandhya tonight. >> look at the first weather forecast here starting with live doppler 7 hd. more cloud cover now than we had earlier that may keep temperatures from dropping quit so low than earlier thought. right now temperature readings of 37 in novato and chilly in few spots. 13 santa rosa and livermore and we have 40's right around the bay but as we look
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Jan 18, 2013 1:05am PST
camry slammed into a wall in utah. no financialal terms exposed. remaining law firm not affected by the settlement today. last month toyota agreed to pay more than 1 billion doll 1 to resolve hundreds of lawsuits involving economic loss from toyota owners. >> activist went to federal court to try to over turn san francisco ban on public nudity. opponent of that ban are asking federal judge to block the law from going in effect on february 1st. the city wants the case threaten out. attorneys republicing the city say the ban is a matter of public health. nudist attorney says it's a violation of free speech. >> this is part of the political speech. they view trying to add vo skate clothing operational lifestyle. >> there is concerns about the harm that people feel when they are exposed to nudity unwillingly. >>reporter: no decision was made today. judge said that he will issue a written ruling before the end of the moychlt late tonight bar passengers face delay for next few week. agency doing retrofit work in the tube and people traveling after 10:00 p.m. will experience delay because only
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Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
lg a new law bang nudity. a judge has been asked to block that law from going into affect on february 1. and he considers a lawsuit. the first hearing held today. no decision made. opponents argue the banw violates their first amendment freedom rights. they claim nudity is a political statement. attorneys representing the city claim it's a matter of public health as well as safety. >> high speed rail is one step closer to==Áreality. they're searching for trains to run up to 220 miles per hour along both costs. the prices could please critics saying the rail project is too pricey. officials expect to purchase 60 trains in 10 year autos people looking up reviews for san francisco restaurants can soon turn to yelp other -- for things other than adnx favorite dish. >> take a look at how safe and sanitary each restaurant is. more from san francisco. >> there is 3500 restaurants in san francisco. finding what you like can take searching. >> i go to the same two restaurants over and over. >> many turn to yelp to see what real customers have to say but it doesn't tell the whole st
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Jan 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
is asking for the nation's help. he has proposed sweeping reforms to the nation's gun control laws and he wants congress to act. they say they want americans to apply pressure to lawmakers. >> ask what is more important, doing whatever it takes to get an a-grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns or giving parents some peace of mind when they drop their child off for first grade. >> here are a few of the president's proposed measures that need awful pro. required background checks for all gun sales even gun shows, a ban of military-assault-style weapons and magazines. there are things such as improving the standards for background checks and adding public school security and funding mental health care. >> while the debate starts to rage in washington tonight, just the fear that some weapons will be banned is spurring gun sales across the bay area and the country. there is even talk of a gun and ammo shortage. alan wang visited a gun store where weapons are literally flying off the shelves. >> the gun shop has seen a 300% jump in sales since the sandy hook tragedy. since
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
debate, a high profile law man the city wants to hire to help fight crime. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. cop in los angeles and new now they are deciding whether they should hire him as a police consultant. alan wang is now live. he is certainly continue controversial. >> yes, the council addressing this an hour ago. but they had 150 speakers and they are prepared to go until 2:00 a.m. the council will be voting on whether or not to hire an over all -- an over all police consulting team that includes william bratten. about 20 police officers were called in to deal with a large group of people who do not want the city to hire high-profile police consultant. his zero tolerance police strategies have been controversial in other cities where he has worked. they say it gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling and harassment. one man said his recent experience is typical. >> a police officer told me why am i sitting on my neighbor's stairs? i said because this is my neighbor's stairs. >> they left leaving a contingent of 10 local pastors to appeal to
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Jan 25, 2013 1:05am PST
only to discover that the law is actually on his side. good night, america. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> it's happening in antioch where there was an attempted kidnapping near sutter elementary school today. parents received a warning letter tonight after a child was approached by a man who told him he was september by family member to pick him up. boy said i don't know you and quickly walked away. the would be kidnapper described as white man with gray hair and stub el. he was last seen near this park in light blue 1970's era car. >> good evening everyone. dan has the night off. >>> now to another story involving the safety of children. thieve
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear from the chief here in oakland. his answer to the nra. reporting from oakland city hall, abc 7 news. >> and the nra went further releasing this statement in response to senator feinstein's bill. it's disappointing but not surprising she's once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of prosecuting criminals or fifling our broken system. >
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
. shining lasers at pilots is punishable by federal law. >> city leaders are expecting a big town out in oakland when the city council considers a contract to bring on a controversial high from file police consultant to fight crime. if hired, a firm los angeles and new york and boston police chief will be paid $250,000 to consult the police department on ways to reduce the crime wave but not everyone is on board. tempers flared last week at the meeting when the protests voiced their concerns of possible racial profiling. he favors a technique called "stop and frisk "where police can stop anyone they feel is suspicious. the oakland city council will take under the issue tonight at 6:30. >> in san francisco, the use of tasers by officers will be the focus of a community meeting tonight. right now the san francisco police department is the only police agency in the bay area that does not use stun guns. the chief wants to launch a pilot program to equip officers with tasers to deal with mentally ill after a police shooting last summer when an officer shot and killed a man who attacked a co-w
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Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
until august to find a replacement. he plans to return to teaching law at u.c. berkeley. in a written statement he said the prior 18 months brought a state of taxing heather ishimaru use, though these challenges have been largely overcome i feel it is time to make a change in my professional lifestyle. he did not elaborate on his health problems. >>> the number of freshman applicants to attend the system for 2013 marks a record high. nearly 175,000 students have applied to attend the university of california next fall. that's a 10.7% increase over last fall. the largest increase is at uc santa cruz with a 16.9% jump in freshman plants. u.c. berkeley saw the smallest increase at 9.7%. it is 5:36. come up next we are behind the rest of the country but now the flu has come to california. how you can prevent your kids from being part of the national epidemic. >>> and let's take a live look outside at our mt. tam camera. a little shaky out there this morning. winds about 15 miles an hour. here look at the foreground and san francisco in the background where it's 46 degrees this morning. li
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00am PST
ordinance. opponents ask the judge to block the law from going into effect february 1 and the city wants the case thrown out. the ban is a matter of public health but nudists say it is a violation of free speech the. >> this is part of the political speech. they are trying to advocate clothing opposital lifestyle. >> there are concerns about the harm people feel when they are exposed to nudity unusually. >> no decision was made the judge said he will issue a written ruling before the end of the month. >> they they are looking for volunteers to count the homeless population after relying on volunteers to tally the number of individuals living in cars or on the streets. volunteers must be 18 and required to complete a one hour training session. >> the county of sonoma is going solar. look at the panels which are new and located at one of the main government facilities along highway 12. a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the installation project is scheduled for tomorrow and the project will save the county nearly $1.5 million in energy costs. >> we have suffered
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
put less tuna in the cans than required by law. >> still ahead at 6:30, a top state lawmaker jumps into the fight to keep the sacramento kings from moving to seattle. >> will the oakland city council meeting be a repeat the meeting a week ago? the recent protesters say they will be out in force. >> live from san francisco, two weeks after an oil tanker hit the bay bridge crews are ready to begin the repair work today. >> good morning, sue, in the abc7 traffic center a look at bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights were on early before 6:00 because of an early accident before treasure island with a stall and that adds up to a big backup. it is sluggish. we have a new report of an accident on the peninsula. we will check that and the rest of the tuesday morning commute ÑsÑs, gs customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmm, tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated co
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Jan 20, 2013 9:00am PST
military and law enforcement people who will be in the crowd. but it will be scaled back but it will still be majestic with all the pomp we are used to seeing in an inauguration. abc7 news. carolyn. >> thank you very much. our coverage of the inauguration begins tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7news.com starting at 6:30. >>> the mavericks big sur of competition near half moon bay is on. it's been underway for about an hour now. here's a look from sky 7hd. waves about 20 feet high are expected off piller point. some of the world's best big wave surfers are competing. we will be checking in periodically to show you more of the action during this newscast. or you can go to abc7news.com to watch it streaming live. >>> coming up next, the latest on the hoax involving notre dame star linebacker. new details about the young man alleged to have orchestrated that elaborate host, spawning manti te'o's entire college career. and later as the country gets ready to celebrate dr. martin luther king's birthday, we
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Jan 18, 2013 12:00am PST
apologize. >> jimmy kimmel live [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> if you are thinking about buying a gift card watch out. we have warning about thieves stealing money right off the cards. santa cruz county sheriff's department says gift card fraud is on the rise. thieves steal money from the cards by scanning the bar code and creating a duplicate. once you load the card with money, they use their copy to buy merchandise. investigators say it happened three times recen recently at santa cruz safeway stores. tip from michael you can avoid theft by purchasing cards that are sealed in a package and do not have an exposed bar code. >> good tip. >>> first of hundr
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Jan 23, 2013 12:00am PST
and a man at the center of the debate, a high profile law man the city wants to hire to help fight crime. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. cop in los angeles and new now they are deciding whether they should hire him as a police consultant. alan wang is now live. he is certainly continue controversial. >> yes, the council addressing this an hour ago. but they had 150 speakers and they are prepared to go until 2:00 a.m. the council will be voting on whether or not to hire an over all -- an over all police consulting team that includes william bratten. about 20 police officers were called in to deal with a large group of people who do not want the city to hire high-profile police consultant. his zero tolerance police strategies have been controversial in other cities where he has worked. they say it gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling and harassment. one man said his recent experience is typical. >> a police officer told me why am i sitting on my neighbor's stairs? i said because this is my neighbor's stairs. >> they left leaving a contingent of 10
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Jan 18, 2013 9:00pm PST
[ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. of green giant vegetables it's easy to eat like a giant... ♪ and feel like a green giant. ♪ ho ho ho ♪ green giant >> live breaking news. >> that breaking news has to do with this man. forty-niner michael crabtree. tonight the wide receiver is reportedly under investigation. good evening. right before the nfc championship game sunday there are reports tonight that crabtree is under investigation for sexually assaulting a woman. incorporating to the san francisco chronicle police have interviewed the 49ers star wide receiver. let's go straight to sports anchor collin and what a bomb shell and again right before the gam game. >>reporter: it certainly is. we can only speculate at this point the sort of distraction it will be for the team. you are h
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